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Chris Blackwell on Bob Marley, James Bond and Jamaica

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If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island […]


The Most Exciting New Hotel in Jamaica Is Open

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The most exciting new hotel to launch in Jamaica in years is open and welcoming guests, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Eclipse at Half Moon, the major new luxury resort set at the island’s iconic Half Moon resort, has relaunched. The […]


Jamaica's Dazzling New Luxury Resort Is Reopening in October

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The most exciting new luxury resort in Jamaica in years is set to reopen in October, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Eclipse at Half Moon, a new luxury resort at the iconic Half Moon property in Montego Bay, will […]

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CJI Conversation: Tom Hicks on Caribbean Landscape Architecture

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It’s at the core of any hotel design, and something that’s even more essential in a destination like the Caribbean: landscape architecture. And for years, Tom Hicks has been at the forefront of the industry, most recently with his work […]

How Jamaica Is Preparing For Its Tourism Reopening

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Jamaica is planning to reopen its borders for tourism on June 15, and the island is now readying what officials are calling an “extensive” set of operational protocols for health and safety.  Most notably, travelers to Jamaica will be screened […]

Top Jamaica Hotels Are Making Upgrades

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Many top Jamaica hotels are making upgrades to prepare for the eventual return of travelers to the island.  While Jamaica has not yet announced a reopening date for tourism, a number of properties are refurbishing, refreshing and reimagining themselves for […]


On the Trail of James Bond in the Caribbean, From Jamaica to Nassau

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Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through […]

The Caribbean’s Hottest New Hotel Is in Jamaica

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The most highly-anticipated hotel opening of 2020 is here: the new Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica’s new standard-bearer luxury hotel, which has officially launched in the heart of Montego Bay. The 57-room beachfront hotel is a major new addition to […]

A Hotel Boom Is Coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, […]


Half Moon, One of Jamaica's Iconic Resorts, Taps New Management

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By Alexander Britell Half Moon, one of the most iconic resorts in Jamaica, has appointed a leading American resort company to manage the property. Half Moon has appointed Salamander Hotels and Resorts, which manages some of the top resorts in […]

American Airlines Launching New Nonstop Flights to Jamaica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay is booming. The Jamaican travel hub, which is seeing a massive boost in new airlift in 2019, will get another lift in November with the launch of new daily American Airlines flights from […]

Southwest Airlines’ New Jamaica Flights

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay’s 2019 airlift boom has continued with the launch of a new nonstop Southwest Airlines route. The low-cost carrier has officially launched a new weekly route from St. Louis, MO to Montego Bay, Jamaica’s […]


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